Former NSYNC since Lance Bass has revealed that he and his husband Michael Turchin are expecting twins.
The couple, who have been married since 2014, announced the happy news on Tuesday in an interview with People magazine.
Bass said they had endured years of IVF failures, surrogacy attempts and a miscarriage but will now welcome a boy and a girl in November.
He told the US outlet: "It has been quite the journey.
"Because of what we've been through the last four years, we were very cautious to get excited. And it kind of sucks because when you find out you're pregnant, you want to celebrate with your family.
"You start planning their future in your head already, but we were so scared because we didn’t want to go through the pain again of losing them.
"We told our friends and family about the ninth week, when we finally felt comfortable. You think you’re going to jinx it or something."
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Are Expecting Twins: 'It's Going to Be Incredible' pic.twitter.com/z3jbxi4mLb— People (@people) June 1, 2021
Turchin, a 34-year-old artist, added: "We went through nine different egg donors, which is rare. We got all the way down the path of about to retrieve their eggs.
"Some just wouldn’t produce enough eggs, some weren’t good genetic matches. If you’re going to be a match, you don’t want to even risk it."
Turchin has a twin sister and the couple said they knew they wanted twins.
Bass shared: "We always knew that if we were going to start the family, we wanted to go for twins just because Michael's a twin - he's a boy/girl twin. And he just loved that experience.
"I always wanted to have a twin, but we're like, 'Well, that's so perfect because now we can do one of mine, one of yours.' It was a no-brainer!"
They each fertilised one of the embryos, they told People.